A Printer Indexing System for Color Calibration with Applications in Dietary Assessment

  • Shaobo Fang
  • Chang Liu
  • Fengqing Zhu
  • Carol Boushey
  • Edward DelpEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9281)


In image based dietary assessment, color is a very important feature in food identification. One issue with using color in image analysis in the calibration of the color imaging capture system. In this paper we propose an indexing system for color camera calibration using printed color checkerboards also known as fiducial markers (FMs). To use the FM for color calibration one must know which printer was used to print the FM so that the correct color calibration matrix can be used for calibration. We have designed a printer indexing scheme that allows one to determine which printer was used to print the FM based on a unique arrangement of color squares and binarized marks (used for error control) printed on the FM. Using normalized cross correlation and pattern detection, the index corresponding to the printer for a particular FM can be determined. Our experimental results show this scheme is robust against most types of lighting conditions.


Test Image Dietary Assessment Mobile Telephone Color Correction Normalize Cross Correlation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shaobo Fang
    • 1
  • Chang Liu
    • 1
  • Fengqing Zhu
    • 1
  • Carol Boushey
    • 2
  • Edward Delp
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Electrical and Computer EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Cancer Epidemiology ProgramUniversity of Hawaii Cancer CenterHonoluluUSA

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